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Voters likely to fall along party lines in opinions over Biden's Russian sanctions

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden made a statement from the White House calling the movement of Russian troops into Ukraine an "invasion," and describing what he called a "first tranche," of sanctions against Russia.

In this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer discusses the likely impact of sanctions and how Biden's handling of the crisis is likely to be viewed by the public with political scientists Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Megan Goldbert of Cornell College.

Later, they talk about Gov. Kim Reynolds being picked to give the Republican response to Biden's State of the Union address.


  • Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College
  • Megan Goldberg, assistant professor of American Politics, Cornell College
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk